Classic Volvo cars travel from Holland to Guatemala in 100th anniversary event

Sixty classic Volvos made their way through Guatemala this week in honor of the brand’s beginnings in the Netherlands 100 years ago. Traveling through the Interamerican Highway, the cars and their drivers will eventually get to the colonial city of Antigua, where they will stay for three nights.

The celebratory roadshow began in Holland, where more than 120 Dutchmen boarded a ship with their cars to travel to Central America. They will eventually drive through the region, up to Mexico and finally to the United States sometime next month.

The classic cars include Volvo’s series model 73, 144, 1961, 544-11121c, year ‘65 P120E, year ‘65 p12194, Volvo 84 240GL, year 67 Amazon and Comby. Enjoy the gallery, courtesy of The Guatemala Tourism Institute’s Tourist Assistance Program, which is facilitating the group’s drive through that country.


Aaron Turpen
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